Dr Johnson Av, Tooting Common & 20mph update

There are a couple of consultations that are currently on-going that we wanted to bring to your attention: Dr Johnson Avenue / Tooting Common & Borough-wide consultation on default 20mph speed limit

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4 months late abandoned bike finally removed


Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to stand for Merton and Wandsworth

AHTrett3.jpgLondon Liberal Democrats have announced that Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett will stand for the party in the Merton and Wandsworth constituency at the London Assembly elections on 5 May 2016. Adrian was the party's candidate in Vauxhall at the General Election in 2015, and is a well-known campaigner across London, especially on equality issues. He drew national press attention when he announced that he was HIV-positive, and shared his story about how this came about in order to help fight prejudice.

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Tax credit changes will hammer 11,200 families in Wandsworth

11,200 families in Battersea and Tooting will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits, with the average working family losing £750 a year, according to the House of Commons Library.

Figures produced by the House of Commons Library show over three million low-income working families currently in receipt of tax credits will see their entitlement reduced, as part of the Government’s proposals.

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8157 Wandsworth children at risk of losing school meals

8157 children across Wandsworth, of which 3136 who are in Tooting, could lose free school meals under Tory plans - Phil Ling, Tooting spokesperson

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Failing to deliver on Balham Boulevard

Last week Transport for London (TfL) went live with this consultation for Balham High Road. The date for responses to be received is the 15th November. 

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https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/balham-high-road

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Widespread 20mph limits one-step closer in Wandsworth

We are absolutely delighted with the decision taken at council committee yesterday evening. Campaigners, civic society groups and the local Lib Dems have been calling on the council to act on 20mph for years now.

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Dr Johnson Avenue finally looks likely to be re-integrated into Tooting Common

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Campaigners are really pleased to see Wandsworth Council finally move forward with an idea that has been mooted since the 1970's. Proposals have now been published to replace Dr Johnson Avenue with a 3m wide shared path with the rest of the surface being returned to grass.

 

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Delight at multi-million pound road safety boost announced for Tooting


Serious action needed to tackle air pollution in Wandsworth


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